Thursday 10th December, 2015
7:30pm to 9:00pm
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PowerPoint Karaoke (also known as Battle Decks) is an improvisational activity in which a participant must deliver a presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before.
Its name is derived from Microsoft PowerPoint, the world's most popular presentation software, and karaoke, an activity in which a performer sings along with a pre-recorded backing track. The effect is intended to be comical, and PowerPoint Karaoke can be considered a form of improvisational theatre, or a type of Theatresports game.
The presentation shown on screen may be a real slideshow on an arcane topic, or a set of real slides from different presentations that are nonsensical when assembled together, or slides that are nonsensical on their own (in some cases created by randomly downloading images from the internet and adding unrelated text).
As a contestant, you will be given a general topic, and 10 slides to speak on over the course of 6 minutes. It's your job to use those 10 slides to make a case for the topic given to you. But remember, the slides can be totally random, so its up to you to be creative!
Unlike conventional Karaoke, Powerpoint Karaoke does not require singing. Well, you can sing, if you want to. Its just not required.
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